Floyd County


First Dog to Land With Invaders Dies

London – The LCI on which Machinist’s Mate Donald Anderson of Charles City, Ia., went onto the invasion beachhead suffered only one casualty – it’s cocker spaniel mascot, Buffey.

Buffey, the first dog to land in France, was deafened by exploding land mines and the official report said her death was due to nervous action caused by enemy action on the beach. The mascot was buried at sea.

Source: Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, Monday evening edition, June 12, 1944